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16.6.15

Summer Sandal GIVE AWAY



Hello,

Summer starts this weekend, the perfect time for this contest :-)

My favourite summer items are definitely sandals. I'm a bit tall so it is the perfect summer shoe for me. I love strappy leather sandals the most!






When my aunt went to Greece for the holidays, she gave me beautiful leather sandals. They were such good quality and real leather. I have always loved the simplicity of them, but after 3 or 4 summers they were worn out. I was upset, because I had loved them so much but when I was looking at the sandal, I saw a web adress printed on the sole. And there you go; that's how I’ve found my Greek sandal supplier online. They are not too expensive and great quality. Check them out: www.greeksandalshop.com

To celebrate summer, I'm giving away a voucher (worth €25) for your perfect sandals.

You only have to complete 2 challenges.


  1. Go to my instagram, follow me and repost this image with hashtags #nancymulhouse #greeksandalshop @ini_mini_mie

  2. Like the facebookpage of Greek sandal shop, you can find the link here
The winner will be chosen on Wednesday 24th of June 2015! Good luck and spread the word!

x Mieke

27.5.15

No More Excuses!

Hi there,

As you may have known, we are renovating our house. Whilst doing that we are living with my parents. I feel like someone has pushed the PAUSE button. We can't really enjoy our family as much as we like to, we can’t really do things spontaneously... Sometimes I feel like I'm on automatic pilot until we move houses. But enough of the whining; we are almost there, only a few more weeks. Then we can start living again, enjoying the things in life, cooking, baking, making clothes, decorating rooms... I'm so looking forward to it! We have set ourselves a deadline: 21st of July! That's D-Day for us!

I've set myself another deadline as well; I'm going on a strict diet until the day we move. I haven't been looking after myself in a very good way these last two years. Now I'm done with the excuses; my baby’s are 4 and 2 years old... The baby fat should have been gone by now.

I have downloaded the app YAZIO and I find it really easy to keep up the good work. I call it my #8weekschallenge.
Yesterday I had an awful headache, just because I cut off the Diet Coke, snack bars and sugar in my coffee. I'm just trying to reduce my portions and fill all the cravings with vegetables and fruit. I know I can do this, I have done it before. It's like quitting smoking; the first days are hard, but when you get through them, you feel so much stronger!

So who's in for an 8-week healthy challenge?

Mieke


This my motivation picture (I'm on the right at my graduation party).
What do you think: is this realistic?

22.4.15

32 things about my life...

I turned 32 today, here's my list of 32 things...



one best Friend 

two beautiful children

three times Beelen


the four of us have been a dreamteam for over a decade


five of the best colleagues ever


six feet two inches, that's me


this year I'm married for seven years


and we are together for eight years


graduated in Exeter nine years ago


a beautiful ten year anniversary friendship


eleven editions of Rock Werchter


I had about twelve months this kind of hair back in the days


I got married on the thirteenth of September


my neighbour fourteen years ago


fifteen shades of blonde


started running again sixteen months ago


I’ve visited seventeen countries


eighteen years without this lovely lady


nineteen months at my job


spent about twenty months in this beautiful country


I packed my bags and lived abroad at the age of twenty-one


my birthday is on the twenty-second of April


twenty-three was the age when I finally stopped studying


twenty-four months ago we began to dream about this journey


I had to quit basketball at the age of twenty-five


I was twenty-six when I delivered this boy


I actually really like the movie twenty-seven dresses


this pretty boy is twenty-eight months old


the best holiday ever when I was twenty-nine


we drove about thirty hours on our road trip to England


the past thirty-one years have been good to me :-)


cheers to being thirty-two years today!


12.4.15

My favourite scents...

Hi there,

My holiday is over, finished, gone... Tomorrow it is back to reality. I had such a fun week of spending time with my two boys. We even managed to get the youngest out of his diaper. He's now fully potty trained :-)

My birthday is coming up next week, and one of my favourite gifts to receive is perfume. It adds an extra touch to the way you feel that particular day.

Here is my top 5:

Coco Mademoiselle by CHANEL

This is my favourite one for when I go to parties or events. I will always love this gorgeous, feminine, oriental-fresh, floral jasmine-rose scent. One of the best perfumes around, in my opinion, extremely sophisticated and a great compliment getter. I'm only scared about getting a new bottle because of the reformulation. I don't want a watered down version of this perfume. Why Chanel did you ruin such a masterpiece?



BOSS Femme by HUGO BOSS

I like to use this one as my day-to-day perfume. This is the way I smell :-) The perfume is a floral sheer oriental fragrance that is heightened by Rose petals for a radiating floral aura. The creamy musk-like scent gives a silky-smooth finish. Some people say this perfume is simple, generic and so on, but for me the beauty of this scent hides in this simplicity. It's made for those days you don't know what to wear, you are already tired of all your sophisticated scents and all you want is to smell nice.


Very Irresistible by GIVENCHY

This is my favourite summer scent! It's a delicately fresh, floral fragrance that is created out of five variances of roses. I've used this fragrance for a couple of years. So so fresh and lovely, no dark notes and no musk. It dries really well and lasts all day. I can use it in the morning and never have to reapply. And who wouldn't love this bottle?



Brit Sheer by BURBERRY

Also a summer favourite! It is a fresh, fruity floral fragrance that is playful and vibrant. I've always thought that perfume scents are very unique to every woman. Personally I prefer scents that are mixed of fresh and sweetness. This one gives me a light floral scent with a hint of citrus (something close to grapefruit) and I love it. I don't use it on a daily basis but when I do put it on, I get so many compliments.



Envy me by GUCCI

This is my oldest perfume. Girly but mature, suitable for anyone though. This is a very sexy perfume that takes you away to a tropical paradise sipping on a cocktail!! It's so sweet and elegant. The composition is fruity-floral with fresh and musky accords. This is the perfect delicious fragrance for spring and summer.



So please let me know which one is your favourite scent?

x

Mieke


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